Jan 31, 2012, 05:33 ET
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued a statement in support of congressional work to reach a long-term FAA reauthorization bill.
"A4A commends the leadership and members of the FAA Reauthorization Conference Committee for reaching agreement on the long-stalled FAA bill. It is great news for aviation, our customers and the 10 million jobs we enable. The bill establishes a much-needed long-term reauthorization that addresses the significant issues that previously blocked the legislation from moving forward. We urge Congress to approve this bill," said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive more than $1 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. A4A airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. For more information about the airline industry, visit www.airlines.org and follow us on Twitter @airlinesdotorg.
SOURCE Airlines for America
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